Come Play, STL is a pediatric mental health center

Exists to serve children and families in St. Louis through a holistic, non-medicated approach, utilizing a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals.  We currently serve children of all ages, ranging from infants to age 17.  The children we have treated, and whom we are currently treating, come to us with a variety of challenges.  This includes, but is not limited to, Anxiety, Bipolar, Sensory Processing Disorder, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), struggles with attachment, a challenging transition in life, or various learning disabilities.

As we seek to best understand a child who has many dimensions, we find it is most helpful to get a well-rounded picture of how they were developed.  We do this currently via an initial comprehensive assessment by a Play Therapist, Occupational Therapist and School Psychological Examiner.  

A LA CARTE:  IF A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION IS NOT NEEDED

Play Therapy Full Assessment: $350

Establish a baseline of the child through an evaluation of play with parent(s) or caregiver using a MIM assessment, as well as conducting a play-based family genogram.  Additional assessments will utilize free play to better understand what feelings live within them, their view of everyday life, and the goals that they have for this season of life.

Occupational Therapy Full Assessment: $300

An evaluation of fine motor, bilateral motor coordination, visual perception, ocular motor, muscle tone or strength, sensory processing, body awareness (proprioceptive sense), handwriting, gross motor and primitive reflexes.

School Psychological Examination Full Assessment: $600

The evaluation process starts with the cognitive assessment to determine the child’s full-scale intelligence quotient, as well as other cognitive abilities including verbal comprehension, processing speed, working memory, fluid reasoning, and visual-spatial reasoning. Upon the completion of the cognitive test, a norm-referenced achievement test is then administered. Assessment of achievement is an integral part of assessment used to rule out or diagnose learning disabilities. If any further testing is warranted in any specific area(s), additional assessments will be administered.

INITIAL COMPREHENSIVE CHILD ASSESSMENT: $1100  

Includes the Following: 

  • Initial 75-90 minute meeting with parent(s) or caregiver and clinical team member.
  • Review of information gathered from a child's parent(s) or caregiver, teacher, pediatrician and previous specialists that have diagnosed or treated child. 
  • Play Therapy Full Assessment: $300
  • Occupational Therapy Full Assessment: $250
  • Psychological Examination Full Assessment: $550  
  • 60-90 minute follow-up. The clinical team will sit down with parent(s) or caregiver to go over each assessment outcome and provide information detailing a child's strengths and potential areas for growth.  At that time, the parent(s) or caregiver will be given a potential diagnosis and treatment goals, so that we can work together to come up with a plan that will best suit the child and family.  

Expect the assessment phase to be spread over 2-4 weeks.  During that time, the child will visit Come Play, STL 1-2 times a week for approximately 2-3 hours each visit.  This can be flexible, as the length of each visit is dependent on how often the child may need breaks, and how long he or she can maintain focus.  Almost all of our children enjoy the assessments and are able to stay alert and focused, even looking forward to more.  On occasion, a member of the clinical team will also observe the child either at school or in their home environment.  

 

    ONGOING CHILD THERAPY SERVICES AND PRICING:

    Play Therapy: $90/45 min session

    Occupational Therapy: $85/45 min session

    Attend Individual Educational Plan Meeting or other outside meetings: $75/meeting

     

    WHAT DOES CHILD THERAPY LOOK LIKE?

    45 Minute Sessions, 1-2x / Week

    35-40 Minutes: Child and Therapist meet identified goals

    5-10 Minutes: Parent or Caregiver review exercises to help at home

    Every 6 Sessions: Parent or Caregiver meets with their specialist to review goals and future plans

    Throughout this time, with permission, Come Play, STL will relay information to a child's teacher, caregivers, additional family members and other professionals who are a part of the child's everyday life.  This is to ensure that all aspects of a child's world are coordinated, and we all say the same things so as to not confuse the child.  The clinical team will also seek weekly input from the child, parent(s) or caregiver, and teachers to better understand the child's growth, triggers, and behaviors, and to identify if goals are being met.

    When the child starts to meet his or her goals, then visits can be reduced to every other week.  Thereafter, if the child continues to maintain growth, visits can be further reduced to once per month, and taper off from there.  To celebrate the child's wonderful achievement of meeting and obtaining their goals, Come Play, STL will conclude therapy with a celebratory party that the child will help plan.  

    We believe "once a client, always a client."  We understand that there can be hiccups in developmental growth, and unforeseeable life changes may come along, causing your child to need a "check-up".  Therefore, we are here to serve you in those moments whether your child needs to meet with one of our clinicians, or simply to respond to an email or a phone call.

    BILLING:

    Come Play, STL is a private pay clinic.  Full payment is due at time of service.  We are not in-network for any health insurance plan, but that doesn't necessarily mean your insurance won't cover some of your treatment needs.

    WE ACCEPT:

    • Cash
    • Check
    • Credit Card
    • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
    • Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    WAYS TO WORK WITH YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE:

    We can provide you with a receipt to give to your insurance company or submit a receipt on your behalf.  If you have out-of-network benefits, you may receive partial reimbursement from your insurance company.  Depending on your insurance plan, out-of-network benefits may be payable after your deductible is met. Some insurance companies will reimburse you directly, while others will reimburse the clinic.  If the clinic is reimbursed, the amount will be credited to your account and future payments for services will be adjusted accordingly.  At the conclusion of your treatment, any positive balance will be refunded to you.  Written reports, as required by the insurance company, will be provided upon request from your insurance company. 

    To find out if you are eligible for insurance reimbursement from an out-of-network provider before beginning treatment, call your insurance provider and ask:

    • What are my benefits for out-of-network occupational therapy, counseling or a pediatric consultation?
    • What is my out-of-network deductible?
    • How much of my deductible has already been met?
    • How many visits are allowed per calendar year?
    • What percentage of the fee per session is covered?
    • Is prior authorization required?

    We can also accept payment via Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs) through your employer.  Ask your Human Resources Department or your tax professional if you can pay for these services with tax-free dollars, providing a substantial savings.

    We always make every effort to accommodate our clients and work with insurance companies. We will gladly call an insurance company on your behalf to better understand your plan's coverages.

    CHILD THERAPY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

    We are delighted to also offer services outside of one-on-one child therapy sessions.  Services that expand the knowledge of what we do and further the education within our fields of practice.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervision: $70/hour

    Professional Training to Parent Groups, Educators, Pediatricians, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Counselors: Call or Email for customizable pricing.